SUN Country Network Meeting Summary: National Nutrition Targets and Commitments to Action
From 25 to 29 January 2016, over 300 participants from 45 SUN Countries and the Indian State of Maharashtra, joined the 22nd Series of SUN Country Network Meetings via teleconference. Eleven teleconferences were organised by the SUN Movement Secretariat in English, French and Spanish, and focused on the theme: National Nutrition Targets and Commitments to Action.
The meeting focused on country experiences in setting national nutrition targets and the corresponding commitments to action to achieve these targets, taking into consideration the six global nutrition targets of the Comprehensive Implementation Plan on Maternal and Infant and Young Child Nutrition (the Global Nutrition Targets 2025), and the nutrition-related targets of the WHA global monitoring framework for non-communicable diseases (NCD). SUN Countries including Burkina Faso, Congo-Brazzaville, Côte d’Ivoire, Indonesia, Kenya, Kyrgyz Republic, the Indian State of Maharashtra, Nepal, Peru, Sierra Leone, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, were invited to kick-start the discussions by presenting their experiences in setting national nutrition targets and commitments to actions, guided by the following questions:
- What was the method of establishing national nutrition targets?
- What kind of commitments to actions were triggered following the agreement on the national nutrition targets?
- How do the targets and commitments link to the national planning and budget cycle for nutrition?
Participating SUN Countries reflected upon the presentations and shared their own experiences of the target setting